Bug: Layer group opens unexpectedly

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Photoshop: Selecting groups expands the group (breaks actions and other workflows)

I've come across an issue in Photoshop 2017. If you have a group in the layers panel and it is closed like how it is in the screenshot below, it will open if you click anywhere in the red box, or if you move to the group using keyboard shortcuts. 

The group should remain closed unless I click the ">" symbol. This new behavior is very annoying. Groups should stay closed unless I explicitly open it. Using the screenshot below as an example, if I now move to "Groups 2" either with a mouse click or keyboard shortcut, it will expand, and if I then add a new adjustment layer, it will go into "Group 2". The expected behavior should be that "Group 2" remains closed, the new adjustment layer goes on top of "Group 2". 

This strange behavior was not in photoshop 2015.


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Chung Hu

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Creative Catalyst

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Good morning Chung Hu. This has been an issue for, any of us who use scripts and actions. It's breaking a lot of actions and scripts. I believe there has been a merged thread for many of us who have made this complaint.
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Creative Catalyst

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Here is the merged thread: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...
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Chung Hu

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Thank you for the link Daniel.

I've gone with the "official Responds" as a temporary workaround, but it's a "band-aid" at best.

While I can fix some of my own action sets, tool panels that I've bought can't be fixed with the workaround in the "official responds". 

This will end up costing me productivity and adding a ton of extra frustration.

I would appreciate it if Adobe would fix this ASAP. 
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You're welcome. That was my sentiment as well. I've developed JS panels which my team and others outside of my team use for retouching, and they are broken because of this. We have updated the panels for my team, but we can't do that for those outside of my team at this point, so it's really hurt my productivity as well as that of others who use my panels.

It's more than a minor annoyance, there are real consequences here that are affecting people's real lives and putting their livelihoods at risk. I hope that Adobe knows this and is working to correct this error.


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